October 9, 2017
South Carolina Swimming Tech Suit Policy:
1. Swimmers 10 years old and younger may not compete in a “Technical Suit” in a SC LSC Swimming sanctioned or approved competition.
2. The swimmer’s age for the meet will be his/her age as of the first day of the meet.
3. A list of the restricted suits (see below) shall be posted on the SC LSC website and given to Meet Directors, Meet Referees and Coaches. The restricted suit list will be revised by the Age Group Committee as needed.
4. The following statements shall be added to all meet information for all meets after January 1, 2018. SWIMWEAR: Swimmers 10 years old and younger are not permitted to wear “Technical” suits at this meet. Age is determined by the first day of the meet.
5. Meet officials, coaches, swimmers and parents are responsible for knowledge of this policy. Meet Referees shall remind coaches at their coaches’ meeting and ensure that all suits comply with this policy. Coaches should meet with, explain to, and educate their swimmers and parents.
6. Meet officials shall make the final determination of suit eligibility and shall disqualify any swim in a non-permissible suit. SC LSC 10.8.17
TECH SUIT RESTRICTED LIST as of 10.8.17
BLUE SEVENTY: NERO
WATER ZERO, LIMITED EDITION J11 STEEL, J11 WATER ZERO, JKATANA, JKEEL, JRUSH
SPEEDO: LZR X, LZR ELITE, LZR ELITE 2
TYR: TRACER SERIES, AVICTOR, AVICTOR PRELUDE, AP12
NIKE: COMPRESSION NIKE SWIM NG
ARENA: POWERSKIN OPEN BACK, ALL ARENA CARBON SERIES (AIR, PRO, ETC)
AQUASPHERE: MP EXPRESSO
HUUB: FINA TECHNICAL
NO suit worn by 10/u at a sanctioned meet shall have bonded seams, kinetic tape, or meshed seams. Any suit with these items shall be prohibited, even if it is not on the Restricted Suit List*
COMPETITION SUITS NOT RESTRICTED (classic hip cut or knee-skin)
SPEEDO: AQUABLADE (male & female), POWER PLUS (female), FASTSKIN 2/FSII (male & female), LZR PRO
ARENA: POWERSKIN ST (male & female), POWERSKIN XP
TYR: FUSION 2, THRESHER
DOLPHIN: GRAPHLITE SERIES, LTF PRO SERIES, PLATINUM 2PRO